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How do you remove pine tar from clothing?

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Remove pine tar from clothing by pretreating the area with a stain removing, rubbing detergent into the cloth, scrubbing the spot, rinsing the area and washing the garment in hot water. This takes a few minutes plus a washing machine cycle. You need stain remover, detergent, access to a washing machine and hot water.

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  1. Pretreat the area

    Pretreat the pine tar stain by applying a stain remover to the area. This helps to remove the waxy part of the pine tar.

  2. Prepare the detergent

    Add water to powdered detergent, and mix the two together until a thick paste forms. You can also use liquid detergent.

  3. Apply the detergent

    Rub the detergent paste or liquid detergent into the pine tar stain. Allow the detergent to soak into the area for 30 minutes.

  4. Scrub the stain

    Carefully scrub the stained area with a cloth. Avoid scrubbing too vigorously.

  5. Rinse the garment

    Rinse the detergent out of the garment with hot water.

  6. Wash the garment

    Place the garment in a washing machine. Add more fabric detergent and all-fabric bleach. This helps to remove the dye in the pine tar stain. Turn the settings of the washing machine to the hottest possible water. Put the garment through a wash cycle.

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